Cooling Tower Notifications

Cooling Tower Notifications 

Why do I need to make a notification?

Under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992, you must notify West Northants Council (Daventry Area), if you have a cooling tower or evaporative condenser on site, and include details about where it is located.

You must notify us if your commercial site uses a cooling tower or evaporative condenser unless:

  • it contains no water that’s exposed to air;

  • its water supply is not connected; and

  • its electrical supply is not connected.

How do I make a notification?

Apply online to notify us of a Cooling Tower or Evaporative Condenser

If you make any changes to your cooling tower or evaporative condenser, you must tell us about them immediately

Make an online change to a current Cooling Tower or Evaporative Condenser notification

Site Plan

We require a plan to enable us to identify the property and show the location of the cooling tower or evaporative condenser within the site.


There is no fee for the notification.


Does tacit consent apply if I do not hear anything after 28 days?

Yes, as long as your application was complete, correctly served and we are not waiting for you to send us further information. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us within 28 days of a full application being submitted.

Licensed Activity and Licence Holder Complaints

Should you wish to complain about a licensed activity or licence holder within the area of West Northants Council (Daventry Area), click on this link for contact details.


Service Complaints, Appeals, Failed Application Redress, Other Redress and Local Government Ombudsman

If you think we have done something wrong or are aggrieved by a decision made by West Northants Council (Daventry Area), please click on this link to see the options available to you.